Top-rated mini air conditioning units under £50

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As UK is hit with a heatwave with temperatures over 30 degrees, the one thing we are lusting after is air con to cool us down. (Getty Images)
As UK is hit with a heatwave with temperatures over 30 degrees, the one thing we are lusting after is air con to cool us down. (Getty Images)

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If you’ve been struggling to sleep because of the heat and are fantasising about sitting in front of a cold air con unit all day long - it may be possible to make your dream a reality.

Some of us have kitted out our homes with fans, including the top-rated Dyson fan, to keep cool in our home office, while others have sought out paddling pools to relax in.

Pet owners may also have splashed out on gear to make sure their four-legged friends are not overwhelmed with the heat.

But not many of us have yet taken the step of getting an air conditioning unit for our home.

Air conditioning is common in many countries where the temperature is high for months on end, but with the changeable British weather, many of us are reluctant to spend a huge amount on something we’ll only use for a short spell each year.

That may be about to change as you can now get air conditioning units for less than £50 - and if you go for a miniature option it won’t take up too much space.

We have found a selection of top-rated miniature air conditioning units on Amazon for under £50, all of which should arrive pretty speedily (especially if you're an Amazon Prime member).

Shop 5 top-rated air conditioning units under £50

Portable Air Cooler | £39.99 (Was £49.99) from Amazon

This BASEIN Portable Air Cooler is currently an Amazon best-seller (and is on sale). As well as being an air cooler and humidifier it is also a purifier.

It has four wind levels, as well as an adjustable oscillator, and can be used with water and ice to keep the room even cooler. This design can be connected to a PC, car or a power bank when on the go.

Portable Air Cooler | £33.99 (Was £35.99) from Amazon

Portable Air Cooler
Portable Air Cooler

This mini air cooler doubles up as an air purifier, humidifier and night light.

It has a detachable cotton filter, (which is stain-resistant and reusable), has three speed settings, and simply needs to be plugged in to start the cooling process. There is the option of adding water and ice for an extra cold blast of air. 

Portable Mini Air Cooler | £29.99 from Amazon

Portable Mini Air Cooler
Portable Mini Air Cooler

This Portable Mini Air Cooler is also air purifying. It is simple to use, all you have to do is connect to a USB and switch it on, no batteries are needed. 

It has a rotating feature, adjustable speed, and claims to be ultra quiet, so your sleep won't be disturbed if left on overnight. 

The Prem-I-Air compact Air Cooler | £48.99 (Was £50.99) from Amazon

The Prem-I-Air compact Air Cooler
The Prem-I-Air compact Air Cooler

The Prem-I-Air compact Air Cooler is more of a traditional looking air cooler, this bigger design is ideal for cooling homes, workshops or small offices. 

It has three speed settings, is a lightweight design and is fitted to four wheels to make it easy to manoeuvre. 

BLACK+DECKER Personal USB Mini Air Cooler | £29.75 (Was £34.99) from Amazon

BLACK+DECKER Personal USB Mini Air Cooler
BLACK+DECKER Personal USB Mini Air Cooler

For those looking for a smaller and more compact design to take on the go, look no further than the BLACK+DECKER Personal USB Mini Air Cooler.

It features an advanced cooling system, which evaporates water through the filter. Similar to the above coolers, this can be used as a fan, as well as an air purifier and dehumidifier. It has three speed settings, which, combined with adjustable vertical front shutters help to direct the cool air to suit your needs. 

It also features a detachable water tank and ice packs for an even cooler temperature. 

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